Fire crews called to tackle blaze caused by fireworks in a Northampton garden
Firefighters were called to a Northampton garden fire on New Year's Day to extinguish flames after a firework was erroneously lit following midnight celebrations.
The fire took hold of a brick built shed and rubbish in a neighbours garden on Adams Avenue of Abington while the homeowners were absent.
Aidan Ashby, a resident of Adams Avenue said: “It [the fire] was pretty big and spreading, nobody was in the house or garden at the time.
“There were a few bushes and a tree on fire, and there was a fence burning, the gardens not very wide, probably 50ft.”
A spokeswoman for Northamptonshire fire and rescue service said: “We were called at 12:14am on New Year’s Day to a garden fire in Adams Avenue. Upon arrival, we discovered there was a brick built shed and some rubbish on fire.”
It is understood that nobody was hurt during the incident.